Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 433–438

Myofascial Pelvic Pain

Myofascial Pain (RD Gerwin, Section editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-012-0277-8

Cite this article as:
Kotarinos, R. Curr Pain Headache Rep (2012) 16: 433. doi:10.1007/s11916-012-0277-8

Abstract

Myofascial pelvic pain is fraught with many unknowns. Is it the organs of the pelvis, is it the muscles of the pelvis, or is the origin of the pelvic pain from an extrapelvic muscle? Is there a single source or multiple? In this state of confusion what is the best way to manage the many symptoms that can be associated with myofascial pelvic pain. This article reviews current studies that attempt to answer some of these questions. More questions seem to develop as each study presents its findings.

Keywords

Myofascial trigger pointMyofascial pain syndromeViscerosomatic convergenceSomatovisceral convergenceCentral sensitization

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rhonda Kotarinos Physical Therapy, Ltd.Oakbrook TerraceUSA